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iPhone Thief Accidentally Uploads Photos To Owner's iCloud Account

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology

Having your iPhone stolen can be a nightmare. There's the invasion of privacy, potentially losing all your contacts, the feeling you've lost touch wit...

Man Arrested Over McDonald's Soda Arrested Again At Pizza Hut

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.14.2012 | Weird News

Fast food is his quick ticket to jail. Mark Abaire -- charged with a felony last month when he requested a cup for water at McDonald's only to fill...

10 Most Bizarre Things Ever Stolen

Oddee.com | Posted 05.10.2012 | Weird News

Thieves don't always lift the usual stuff, like cash or cars. No, sometimes they make off with a 350-lb inflatable gorilla from the roof of a car d...

Becoming a Conscious Robbery Victim

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Crime
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

As I put the key in the lock and opened the second floor door, I stopped suddenly. The lights were on -- all of them. I could see my bedroom door was wide open.

Man Drops $2,300; Woman Pays Big Price For Picking It Up

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 04.25.2012 | Weird News

If you find money on the ground, it's your lucky day, right? Not for Stephanie Paparo. And not if it fell out of someone's pocket right in front of...

Thief Returns Stolen Bicycle With Apology Note, Candy Bar

STV | Posted 04.18.2012 | Crime

A remorseful thief has returned a stolen bicycle to its owner along with an apology note and a chocolate bar near Dumfries....

Man Stole From Woman At Funeral, Stuffed Items In Underwear: Cops

Posted 04.18.2012 | Weird News

An Indiana man was caught red-handed allegedly stealing a woman's purse at a funeral and then stuffing its contents into his underwear. The Herald ...

Is The TSA Coming For Your iPad?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.16.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Well, they're the perfect item to plunder. They're relatively compact, they're sought-after and there's a robust, no-questions-asked market for used iPads online. Oh, and they're pretty easy to steal.

Electronically Transmitted Source Code Not Stolen Goods Under the National Stolen Property Act

Brad Reid | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

It is clear that Congress must act to address the electronic transmission of stolen property if the intellectual property theft statutes are to be meaningful in our digital environment.

Hostage Situation Ends In Fatal Shooting At New Jersey Mall

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.08.2012 | Crime

A shoplifter was shot and killed by cops after he took a hostage at a New Jersey mall late Thursday afternoon. Officers told NBC New York that a ma...

Who's More Dangerous: Terrorists Or The TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.22.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

For an agency that claims to have "zero tolerance" for criminal behavior, TSA agents sure spend a lot of time declaring their guilt.

Andy Campbell

OBVIOUS: Security Camera Thief Caught On Security Camera

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.31.2012 | Crime

A smirking thief was caught on a hospital security camera in California -- stealing the very camera that snapped his mug, cops told The Huffington Pos...

You'll Never Believe How This Art Theft Went Down!

Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts

In a scene straight out of the movies, thieves stole two artworks from a gallery in Olympia, Washington over the weekend. Though the art world has see...

Is This What The TSA Means By 'Zero Tolerance'?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.24.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When it comes to the TSA's theft problem, "Finders keepers doesn't apply when you are a public servant and have the public's trust," says one cops.

Airline Employee Charged With Attempted Booze Theft

Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel

A 28-year-old airline employee was charged with theft after trying to pilfer mini-bottles of booze and potato chips from a parked plane at Milwaulkee'...

Janell Ross

Holiday Sales Up, But So Are Customer Returns

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

At the start of the holiday shopping season, retailers breathed a collective sigh of relief. Unemployment has remained stubbornly high and consume...

Thieves Steal 40 Year-Old Sculpture For Metal

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

The growing trend of stealing public sculptures for their precious metal has hit a Barbara Hepworth sculpture that has made Dulwich park in London its...

Janell Ross

For Families On Welfare, Few Protections From Theft And Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

On a fall day in October 2009, Evelyn Carpio's wallet never left her side. Yet criminals somehow managed to steal $720 from the card Carpio's fam...

Which Country Has The Worst Shoplifting Problem?

Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

Shoplifting is up in 2011, and 10 countries have been pinpointed as the worst offenders. This year's Global Retail Theft Barometer -- a study from th...

WATCH: Thief Steals 10-Year-Old Disabled Boy's Wheelchair

Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

A Philadelphia mother is devastated after the reported theft of her 10-year-old son's wheelchair just two days after Thanksgiving. Heather Pico, ...

$5 Sandwiches Landed This Couple In Jail, Daughter Taken Away

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime

When Nicole Leczcyzynski, a pregnant mother from Hawaii, felt dizzy while grocery shopping, she and her husband decided to munch on some $5 sandwiches...

YOUR TAKE: Is Teen Stealing Becoming A Trend?

Posted 12.24.2011 | Home

A 14-year-old Australian boy masterminded a $200,000 eBay scam and used the money to live a celebrity lifestyle. Now, his mother is suing four Austral...

Steven Hoffer

WATCH: Bonsai Bandit Escapes With 'Priceless' Mini-Forest

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hoffer | Posted 12.04.2011 | Crime

If a 6-foot man steals a three-foot forest, and nobody sees it, is it still a crime? Indeed, it is. Florida investigators are on the hunt for a ...

Woman Steals Hearse, Dead Body And All

Posted 11.23.2011 | Crime

A West Virginia woman is behind bars after allegedly stealing a hearse from outside a funeral home -- dead body and all. Police arrested Angela J. ...

Maryland Delegate Accused Of Using Campaign Funds For Wedding

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Maryland state delegate, best known for sponsoring marriage-equality legislation to later vote against it, was charged with theft on F...